Growing Power Helps Urban Farming Take Root


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Urban gardening is more than a trend: It has become a common part of city life. When these garden try to scale up, however, they still encounter some growing pains. Will Allen, formerly of basketball fame, is stepping in to help ease that transition.Good writes:

The organization's success in providing equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food offers a terrific model for thousands of aspiring urban farms across the country. And Allen, who once worked in corporate marketing for Procter & Gamble, has been such a pioneer in urban agriculture that he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" grant in 2009.

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Read more about Will Allen and Growing Power:
Growing Power: Urban Aquaponics, Vermiculture and Sustainable Agriculture
Urban Agriculture Leader, Will Allen, Named MacArthur Genius
A Tale of Two Will Allen's: "Industrial Agriculture One of Most Polluting & Dangerous Industries"

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